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    How Do I Trust Again

    Thank you! Your reply is incredibly helpful and it makes complete sense. It's like a light bulb just went off in my head. Stress. Stress is a huge trigger. I hadn't thought of it that way before and you're absolutely right. The event was extremely stressful. The stress triggered me. I had all...
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    How Do I Trust Again

    I searched the forums and couldn't quite find what I was looking for. I apologize if I missed it somehow. Recently, my fiancé of two years (engaged before covid) broke up with me out of the blue. We've known each other for ten years and have been together for about six years. We instantly hit...
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    What helps you feel safe, comforted and in control?

    Safe This is a tough one for me. I am currently working on it. Recently, my fiancé (also my best friend) broke up with me in one of the worst ways possible for me which triggered me badly (understatement). He regrets what he did and says he didn't mean for that to happen. While I understand it...
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    Sufferer Lifelong PTSD Coping with Massive Recent Trauma

    Thank you. That does give me some hope. It's definitely been a struggle for me. I tell myself that I'm still here. I've come a very long way and I'm still here. That I need to take it one day at a time or even one moment at a time. After everything I've been through, I made it through all that...
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    Sufferer Lifelong PTSD Coping with Massive Recent Trauma

    Hello.. I'm in my late 40s. About eight years ago, I was diagnosed with PTSD from being abused my entire life and have been regularly seeing a trauma therapist since then. Recently, a traumatic event happened to me, triggering my core abandonment issues that I had been slowly working with my...
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